The drought is really playing havoc with the real estate market on the Central Coast, suffering due to the worst water restrictions in NSW history. With Level 4 restrictions now in force (Oct 1) Gosford City Council has been forced to act, with total dam storage levels now below 16%. With public beach showers turned off, garden watering completely banned (unless you have your own rainwater or bore tank) pool filling a no no and golf courses severly curtailed to mere hours a week, it makes for a very brown environment indeed. A friend of the family was up there recently for some auctions (which didn't sell) and the mood was pretty low, with lookers and genuine buyers thin on the ground. Let's hope we get some Noah strength rain soon where it's needed most.